No main Isle of Wight Pride event for 2019

iw pride samba band

The announcement was made following Saturday's AGM. Other events will take place throughout the year building towards a main Pride event in 2020. Cllr Love addresses the homophobic comments made on social media.

Monday, 25th March, 2019 8:13am

By Sally Perry with one comment

No Ryde Slide this year as it takes a year off

Ryde Slide

If you've been looking forward to hurtling down Ryde's Union Street this summer on the water slide, you'll have to find another way to do it as the Ryde Slide is taking a year off.

Wednesday, 27th February, 2019 12:48pm

By Lindsay Becker

Ryde Slide 2018: More than half tickets already sold. Book now

ryde slide

The Wightlink Ryde Slide is one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the summer on the Isle of Wight and returns to Union Street the day after Isle of Wight Pride.

Friday, 4th May, 2018 2:30pm

By Lindsay Becker

Ryde Slide proceeds and sponsorship boost for skaters

ryde arena cheque presentation

Ryde Arena skaters, hockey players and fans presented to Wight Ice Leisure the money they raised from whizzing down the Ryde Slide earlier this year.

Monday, 4th September, 2017 6:58am

By Robina Marshall with one comment

Ryde Slide: It’s not too late to grab your tickets

Ryde slide photo - Pink Flamingo

There is still time to book your tickets or the Ryde Slide which takes place on Sunday 16th July.

Thursday, 6th July, 2017 8:44am

By Lauren Addison

Financial boost for ice rink campaigners

Ryde arena action group

Support from Ryde Town Council, Ryde Slide and JR Zone announced today by ice rink campaigners.

Friday, 23rd June, 2017 3:10pm

By Robina Marshall

Ryde Slide returns, but this time with ‘Total Wipeout’

Big Orange Balls

This year the Ryde Slide returns with child-friendly giant inflatables to provide a ‘Total Wipeout’ on Sunday 16th July.

Thursday, 25th May, 2017 11:51am

By Lauren Addison

Ryde Slide: New sponsor announced after Bestival drops out

Ryde slide photo - Pink Flamingo

For those who were worried that the Ryde Slide might come to an end after Bestival left the Island, here's news of the new sponsor.

Friday, 28th April, 2017 4:54pm

By Lauren Addison with one comment

Ryde Slide: Donate now to secure your guaranteed slide

bestival ryde slide

Everyone who entered the lottery already has their slot confirmed, so you can guarantee your slide on Sunday by donating £5 now or pay £10 per slide or £30 for a family of four on the day. All profits go to four very good causes.

Thursday, 14th July, 2016 3:10pm

By Aidan Byrne

Still time to enter the draw for the Ryde Slide: Deadline Extended

bestival ryde slide

Make a £5 donation (all of which goes to IW charities) and you'll be entered into the draw for a chance to win one of the 600 slots to go on the Ryde Slide on 17th July.

Friday, 1st July, 2016 11:22am

By Sally Perry

The Bestival Ryde Slide Is Back!

bestival ryde slide

Dust down your lilos, get your fancy dress thinking caps on, but most of all, make sure you clear the diary for 17th July because the Bestival Ryde Slide will be back in town.

Friday, 10th June, 2016 6:58am

By Aidan Byrne with one comment

Ryde Slide promises thrills galore this summer

Park and slide

Inspired by Bristol's "Park and Slide", the giant water slide is coming to the Isle of Wight. First to Union Street in July, then Bestival in September.

Friday, 12th June, 2015 6:55am

By Aidan Byrne with 3 readers' comments